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ETA v17.0.0 Release Notes

Introduction

1. Introduction
This document contains all the information that a ETA user should know about new features that have
been added, improvements on existing features and various problems that were fixed during the
development of ETA version 17.0.0.
Notes to specific versions:
Sessions created prior to v16.0.2
Anny sessions created prior to v16.0.2, that contained Strain Gauges handling will not work correctly due
to changes in the command variables used e.g. EX E1, EY E2, EXY E12.
Sessions created up to v15.3.x
In sessions that read curves from files, if a part of the entitys name was used in the read command then
curves for all the entities that had this part in their name were created in versions up to 15.3.x. From
v16.0.0 these sessions will create curves only if the name that was used matches the name of the entity.
If a part of the entities name was used in the session to produce curves for all the entities then in order to
get the same results in v16.0.0 and on, the session must be edited. The wild character * must be added
next to the entitys name.
Sessions that read airbag curves from abstat_cpm type of LS-Dyna binout files must change in v16.x.
From: xyplot read lsdyna "window_name" binout abstat-Airbag ...
To:
xyplot read lsdyna "window_name" binout abstat_cpm-CpmAirbag ...
Sessions that read ANSYS Composite Stresses for outer / inner Global Layers must change in v16.x to
read top / bottom results. For example the command:
read onlyfun Ansys <filename> all CompositeStresses,Normal1,GlobalLayer:3.outer,Centroid
must change to:
read onlyfun Ansys <filename> all CompositeStresses,Normal1,GlobalLayer:3.top,Centroid
Sessions created from v15.2.0 up to v15.2.1
Any sessions created from v 15.2.0 up to v15.2.1, that contained axisymmetric elements stress
linearization commands will not work in the newer versions due to radical changes in the respective
commands.
Sessions created up to v15.1.3
Any sessions created up to v15.1.3, where transparency on some elements was applied, through
command:
color element transparency <Range> <act/all/pick/...>,
will now behave in a different manner, given that from now on, the elements with transparency will be
drawn with their original color (PID color or color given by color element command) and transparency
when the Fringebar is activated.
Sessions created up to v15.1.2
For ANSYS, any sessions created up to v15.1.2, which read Spc Forces results will be incompatible with
the new versions, where SPC Forces are renamed to Reaction Forces. In the following example the
command:
read onlyfun Ansys ./example.rst all SpcForces,Translational,Magnitude must be
translated to:
read onlyfun Ansys ./example.rst all ReactionForces,Translational,Magnitude
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ETA v17.0.0 Release Notes

Introduction

Sessions created from v14.0.0 up to v15.1.1


Any sessions created in-between versions 14.0.0 and 15.1.1, that lock a 2D plots axis range did also lock
the axis step. This behavior has changed in v15.1.2, so in order for the older sessions to work the same,
in case of commands such as:
xyplot plotoptions yauto on <WINDOW NAME> <PLOT ID> the user should add below the
command:
xyplot gridoptions ystep <WINDOW NAME> <PLOT ID> <STEP> to define the step precisely.
Sessions created up to v6.8.3
Any sessions created in a version up to v6.8.3 which enable the fringebar with the command
grstyle fringe enable
will invoke both scalar and vector fringebars if they run after applying any of the new fringe related
commands introduced in v14.0.0 (e.g. grstyle vectorfringe enable/disable).
Versions prior to 6.7.0
The Major Principal / Von Mises option up to version 6.6.4 was in fact calculating the Absolute Max
Principal / Von Mises result.
For version 6.7.0 this option has been renamed to Absolute Max Principal / Von Mises. Sessions that
included commands for loading Major Principal / Von Mises results will, when run with versions 6.7.0 or
later, only load Von Mises results and need to be corrected accordingly.
Notations:
Throughout this document, the following text presentation conventions are followed to distinguish the
various text interpretations.
Object Action

Presentation

Example

Keyboard keys

All capital and Italic

ENTER

ETA terms, functions & buttons

First Letter Capital & Italic

Curve Options card

ETA commands

Courier

color background black

User input in commands or


elsewhere

Courier, Italic and


Underlined

read session test.op2

Referenced field for user input

<Quoted>

read session <File name>

Available options within the same


step of a command application

In brackets and separated


by slashes { / / / }

explode model interactive {<Enter


Model id> / act / all}

Copyright note:
All other company and product names mentioned in the software and its documentation are property, trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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ETA v17.0.0 Release Notes

Whats New

2. Whats new in ETA v17.0.0


General
Lists > A/LC
Points

An A/LC Point (Assembly / LoadCase Point )is an entity that tags a node with a
name and refers to its id or position in space.
A/LC Points can be used for comparisons of results between FE analyses or
between FE and experimental analyses as they refer to points of interest by name.
For example, consider overlaying a FE Model on top of a second one. Identification
of results can be based on names instead of ids and thus strict numeration rules can
be avoided.
Remark: Enable Use node names at commands option in Global Settings > General
> Session & Commands to enable writing in the session file names instead of ids in
commands when available.
A/LC Points are automatically created when named nodes (through ANSA
comments or Field10 in NASTRAN GRID card) are found in the geometry. A/LC
Points and sets of A/LC Points are also created by reading .unv files (geometry or
results) where name references are used.
Remark: To enable this functionality, activate the option Auto create A/LC points
from geometry and .unv results in Global Settings > General > Read.
A/LC Points can be read, created and exported by both ANSA and ETA. They are
saved as ANSA comments in the solver input file or in a separate file (*.alc_aux).
A/LC Points are drawn as spheres and their visibility can be controlled through the
F12 card. Visibility of names is controlled by the option Draw A/LC point names in
Windows Settings > Drawing > Model/Geometry.
A/LC Points can also be used for easily creating loadcases and responses in both
Modal Response and FRF Assembly tools by pressing New from A/LC button.
[65648, META-19357, META-19497, META-20022]

ETA v17.0.0 Release Notes

Lists >Display
Mesh

Whats New

New tool for manually creating or modifying an 1D elements display model. These
elements can be output as PLOTELs in NASTRAN format or in a unv82 format.
[46867, META-15062, META-19518]

Performance

Faster reading of model hierarchy written in ANSA comments.


[META-19828]

Decks
Abaqus

Script function MassOfMassElement() works now also for *MASS read from .odb
file.
[Incident: META-20675]
When geometry is read from .odb file and an .inp file exists in the same folder,
coordinate system names are read from the latter.
[META-20730]

ANSYS

All layers of composite results can be read simultaneously.


[65858, META-19399]

Nastran

Discrete cycles read from .op2 in SOL200 optimization results are marked with a D
next to the cycle number. Note that the cycles are renumbered serially. For example
if the cycles output by NASTRAN are marked as Initial, 1, 2, 2D, 3 and 3D, in
they will be listed as 0, 1, 2, 3D, 4 and 5D.
A new script function, DiscreteCycles() is available to collect all loaded discrete
cycles.
[META-19914]
Now SET1 Names can be read in from ANSA comments.
[58567, META-17774, META-19503]
Reading a model with BCTABLE and BCONECT, the contacts are listed now in the
Connections list.
[META-20259]
ANSA comments that make reference to an include that is the display
representation of a subsystem are read. This way both solver file and display file are
read.
[META-20190]

LS Dyna

Material, part and sections cards are read from d3plot files when available. (Set
*DATABASE_BINARY_D3PROP first field to 1 to write geometry keywords in the
d3plot file or to 2 to write in d3prop file.)
[14198, 65262, META-5432, META-19272]
Support of model titles with a length greater than 40 characters from d3plot files.
[META-20094]
Support of moment results from rcforc files.
[META-20469]

ETA v17.0.0 Release Notes

Whats New

Performance improvement on scanning d3plot.gz files.


[META-20629]
Fluent

*.cdat files containing only the boundary values of a domain are now supported.
[META-19926]
OpenFOAM chtMultiRegionFoam results are now supported.
[46050 META-7824]

Radioss

Support of /SUBMODEL and /TRANSFORM keywords.


[50666, META-15991]

Tecplot

Added support of variable sharing between zones in Tecplot's files through


accessing the keyword VARSHARELIST of the ASCII format and the equivalent
entry in the binary.
[META-20872]

UNV

If order information is contained in a unv file, it is kept as curve attribute.


[65598, META-19819]
When reading response results, Reference Node Name and Response Node Name
are kept as curve attributes.
[65598, META-19919]

Read Results
Results

Switching to the Results tab after having read a geometry from a Nastran file:
New option not to search for Patran files has been added under Settings> Global
Settings> General> Read> Other> Auto detect Patran results files
[48755, META-15521]

Displacements/S
calar/Vector

For composites results, all layers can be read simultaneously for LS-Dyna, Permas,
RadTherm and Theseus decks.
[META-19511, META-19512, META-19513]
Complex expressions can be used in Read Results card (as in States list) and also
in commands for reading displacements, scalar and vectors.
For example:
read dis /path/d3plot $state<9 && time>0.01 && time>0.02 Displacements
$ sign should be the starting character for such expressions.
[27411, 59601, META-9745, META-18046]

Location

The Read Location Information in Read Options > Location is now selected with
checkboxes. This allows simultaneously reading of the selected result and creating
of the respective location labels.
For example:
In previous versions to read Von Mises, Max of Top Bottom, Max of All Angles and
their location info the following actions had to take place:

Read Von Mises, Max of Top Bottom, Max of All Angles with location None

Read Von Mises, Max of Top Bottom, Max of All Angles with location Top or
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Whats New

Bottom

Read Von Mises, Max of Top Bottom, Max of All Angles with location Angle

With the new way:

Activate checkboxes Location > Top or Bottom and Angle

Read Von Mises, Max of Top Bottom, Max of All Angles


[47175, META-15172]

Curves

Rpm info is read from AVL Excite forces results in NASTRAN format and it is taken
into consideration for creation of a Campbell diagram.
[64840, META-19723]
Rpm and Order information is retrieved from NASTRAN .op2 files when stated in the
TITLE/LABEL.
[META-20148]
Excitation data from AVL Excite in NASTRAN format is read and kept in curves
attributes.
[META-19469]
Setting for controlling the maximum number of points above which a requested DFT
calculation will not be executed but a FFT will be instead. The setting is available in
Tools > Settings > Global Settings > General > Read > DFT max points threshold.
[META-20300]
In Settings tab of Read Results > Curves, it is possible to define the source and
target Unit System. If the definition of the Unit System is present in a .unv file then
this would be the source. The unit conversion is supported for NASTRAN and UNV
files.
[META-19547]
It is now possible to isolate the driving points (response same with reference) for
NASTRAN and UNV FRF results.
[META-19779]
The Run: list when reading from UNV files which contain multiple runs, now allows
multi selection and filtering.
[65598, META-19857]
dB-(D) acoustic filter is now available when reading acoustic results.
[META-20174]
Setting a different than time abscissa when reading from Abaqus results, the label
on x axis was remaining as Time.
[META-20802]

Handling Entities
Drawing Styles

Saved styles can now be associated with labels so that changing a label a different
style is applied to the model automatically. The functionality is available through the
context menu of a label in the Labels list by selecting the Link to display style option.
[64724, META-19148]
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Focus

Whats New

Per window visibility for elements is now supported.


[41694, 55632, META-17104, META-13728]

Windows

3D and 2D plot Windows can now be deleted by pressing the Del key. The window
needs to be selected first.
[META-13882]

States & Animation


Animation

New command to set the start of an harmonic animation from a specific generated
state id.
States harmonic genstart <parent state id> <generated state
id>
[64440, META-19086]

States

$serial_id New variable in States > Title > User Defined for displaying the state
number in a custom title for user created states.
[60054, META-18159]
It is now possible to rearrange the states order.
[63491, META-18906]

Annotations
On Curves

New annotations variables for curves for adding in the Annotations text curve
attributes. The variables are available through the context menu of the Annotations
text.
[META-20220]

Tabular Handling of Field Data


Statistics

It is now possible to select a different vector field than the default (Velocity) to
calculate Volumetric Flow Rate through Statistics > Integrals Menu > Options.
[59914, META-18131]
It is now possible to select a different pressure field from the default one to calculate
Normal Force through Statistics > Integrals Menu > Options.
[45575, META-14791]

Advanced Filter
Groups

Modular geometries (Abaqus PARTs, PAMCRASH Modules and RADIOSS id


pools) are now handled through category Groups in Advanced Filter. The separate
category Modules has been removed.
[META-20888]

ETA v17.0.0 Release Notes

Whats New

Managing Curve Data


Plot Type

New Waterfall plot type.

[64839, META-19172]
New Colormap and MAC 3D plot types.

[64897, 64837, META-19171, META-19188]


Order tracking is possible to be done when Campbell diagram is shown in a
Colomap or Waterfall plot type. The curve attribute rpm is used to create a
Campbell diagram. Order lines can be visualized in both Waterfall and Colormap
diagrams through iDiff > iOrder menu.

[46104, 64843, META-10839, META-19914, META-19173, META-19175]


New Nyquist plot type where X axis displays the real values and Y axis the
imaginary.
[64842, META-19174]
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ETA v17.0.0 Release Notes

Axis Options

Whats New

It is now possible to specify the unit of phase axes in case of complex Mag/Phase
plot. Possible options are radians and degrees.
[META-19597]
New option in y and z axis to present the values in RMS or Peak to Peak for
frequency spectrum quantities where the y value expresses the underlining signal
component at the respective frequency.
[META-20127]
It is now possible to specify in axis options, the factor of the dB scaling using the
factors 10 or 20.
Set to 20:
dB = 10*log[(val/ref_val)^2] = 20*log(val/ref_val)
Set to 10:
dB = 10*log(val/ref_val)
[44115, META-14413]
New option to define the range of phase axis in complex mag-phase plots. 0 360
or -180 180 if the units are degrees and 0 2pi or pi pi if in rad.
[META-20343]
It is now possible change the x axis from frequency to rpm and vice versa. In case
the presented curves have in their attributes the Order, then this is taken into
account for the conversion.
[META-19619, META-20126]
dB (D) filter is now available in Range Type of Axis Options.
[META-20174]

Units

It is now possible to modify units of FRF results (e.g. Force/Acceleration). Also, it is


possible to modify units in Z axis, if applicable.
[65690, META-20334]
The following unit systems are added:
CKS (cm, Kg, sec)
CKMS (cm, Kg, msec)
CKMIS (cm, Kg, microsec)
MMGS (mm, gr, sec)
CGMS (cm, gr, msec)
[META-20697]

Curve Functions
Fourier

Fast Fourier Transform uses now 0 padding in cases the sample to be transformed
does not have number of points equal to a power of 2.
[61354, META-18439]

2D Data to 3D

New function for creating field results out of curves.


For applying this function, the curves need to have the attributes connection_2d_3d.
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Whats New

These attributes are automatically created upon reading curves. However for user
created curves (e.g. curves created by User Defined function) these attributes have
to be manually filled in order to be able to create 3d results.
[META-19537]
Crash Criteria

Support of THOR dummy in NIJ and Tibia Index calculation.


[META-19928]

NVH Calculators
Modal Response
& FRF Assembly

New option in Modal Response to exclude Residual Modes from calculation.


[65480, META-19327]
Excitation data, coming from AVL Excite, in NASTRAN format is now supported,
retrieving also the rpm information.
[META-19469]
It is now possible to perform load participations analysis and subload participation
analysis in FRF Assembly tool.
[META-20161]
FRF components from NASTRAN .op2 results are supported for FRF component
definition in FRF Assembly tool.
[55326, META-19493]
In both FRF Assembly and Modal Response tools, unit systems for source and
target/output has been supported.
In the Settings tab of each tool, the unit system in which all data are going to be
transformed can be set.
For the input files (eigenmodes, loads or FRFs), the source unit system can also be
set.
Also, when saving a .unv file, the target unit system can be defined, and a UNV-164
block will also be written.
[META-20239]
New option to show units in axes titles.
Enable the option under the 2D Plot Group and Curve Options > Include units in
axes titles under the Settings tab in the Modal Response and FRF Assembly tools.
[META-20414]
Improved calculation time for large assemblies.
[META-20475]

Modal / FRF
Correlation

New option to exclude Residual Modes from calculation.


[65480, META-19327]
Improved calculation time for Autocorrelation.
[META-20812]

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ETA v17.0.0 Release Notes

Whats New

Report
PPTX

The current job can be now saved as a project file and be added directly in the
report, through the respective Save button of the Edit Properties menu of a META
Viewer item in the Report Composer.
[META-20067]

Project Files
General

The information about the modules structure of the model (PAM CRASH MODULE,
ABAQUS INSTANCE, RADIOSS ID POOL), the names/ids of these modules and
the internal ids of entities (elements, nodes, etc) in each module are now written and
retrieved from metadbs.
[META-20750]

File Export
Curves

Curves coming from measurements or order tracking in Campbell diagrams can be


output as NASTRAN loadcases of the represented excitations.
[65690, META-20328]
It is now possible to save UNV58 with uneven spacing in abscissa.
[65690, META-20337]
It is now possible to export curves with uneven abscissa values in TS13499 format.
[59865, META-18109]

NASTRAN

It is now possible to export forces read from unv in NASTRAN format. They are
exported as DLOADs, RLOADs and DAREAs keywords.
[65690, META-19963]

Display Mesh

New tool for creating and exporting display mesh in NASTRAN or as tracelines in
UNV58 format. The tool is available under Lists > Display Mesh.
[META-19519]

User Toolbars
Toolbar Designer

Script code is now supported in Commands On and Commands Off fields of a


toolbar.
[META-20638]

Directivity Plot

New User Toolbar under NVH Tools for creating Directivity and Intensity plots.
[33554, META-11381]

Optimization >
Panel Thickness
Optimization

New toolbar for post processing NASTRAN SOL200 property thickness changes
from .pch files.

Optimization >
Check
Termination

Select a .f06 file produced by a SOL200 analysis, check for RUN TERMINATED
message and print the respective information.

[56042, META-17172, META-19717]

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ETA v17.0.0 Release Notes

Optimization >
SOL200 Plot

Whats New

New toolbar for creating curves from NASTRAN SOL200 optimization results from
the .f06 file or the .csv file that is produced by the PARAM XYUNIT parameter.
Curves can be created for Design Responses, Design Variables, Sensitivities,
Saturation Index, Design Objective and Max Design Constraint.
[META-19809, META-19811]

Automation
Script

New function CoordinatesOfCoordSystem() that returns the current coordinates of


a coordinate system of a given model with a specific id. Can be used in case the
system is moving and position for a specific resultset is needed.
[META-20184]
New function CurrentResultFilename(model_id) to get the current result filename
of the given model.
[META-19112]
CurvesTypesUnv() function now returns also reference and response node names.
[META-20296]
is_color_active attribute is now available in groups class.
[META-19960]
New function that collects variables by name:
utils.MetaGetVariablesByName()
[META-20657]
New function that sorts the nodes of a given list by coordinates or according to
distance between nodes:
nodes.SortNodeMatrix()
[META-19771]
The utils.Messenger class has been introduced in order to give better handling and
more flexibility in printing messages. Some of the capabilities are:
1. HTML printing
2. The ability to cut all the hard coded prints from showing in the Info window. Only
the python programmers prints, through the messenger object, will be shown.
3. The ability to direct prints to the terminal (stdout) only
4. The ability to collect all the prints into a buffer (python list)
More information is available under the utils module in ANSA & ETA Python API
available in Help > Documentation Index
[ANSA-44027]

Variables and
Built-in Functions

New inherent variables that hold the user name and machines host name are
available. These are $USER and $HOSTNAME respectively.
[META-20083]

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Whats New

New File Path and Folder path variable types. Can be created either through Tools
> Variables by selecting the respective variable type or by the commands:
options var filepath/folderpath
These variables are identified when overlaying a session so that the respective
files or paths are listed in the dialog. They are also identified by the DM browser for
when recording a session.
[41483, META-13671, META-16888, META-20177]
Toolbar Designer

New option to add Minimize/Maximize buttons in a toolbar.


[META-20709]

DM Browser
PPTX Viewer

Full screen is now available in DM Browsers PPTX viewer.


[META-20175]

Annotations

Annotations that do not contain any text are excluded from report items.
[META-20041]

Key Values /
Annotations

It is now possible to copy or export in file the values of the selected cells.

Curves

Extra attributes are added in curve objects to support their grouping (e.g. 2plot
window name). Additionally, the plot type, bar information, curve color and axis
options are now kept. Note that when comparing curves, their colors is disregarded
and they are colored by model.

[META-20043]

[META-20044]

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ETA v17.0.0 Release Notes

Known Problems Resolved

3. Known problems resolved in ETA v17.0.0


General
Virtual X

Fixed startup with virtualx argument caused by missing a XAUTHORITY file.


[META-20048]

GUI

When long text was appended to Meta Info window, the scrollbar was moved to the
middle instead of the left side.
[55290, META-17034]
Fixed initial size of several windows.
[META-20774]

Decks
Abaqus

In some cases, it was not possible to hide failed elements when geometry was read
from the .inp file.
[54343, META-16838]
Coordinate systems were appearing in the list but were not visible in 3D window.
Type Z RECTANGULAR was not read correctly.
[META-20694]
Fixed reading of connector element from .odb file containing assembly and
instances.
[META-18754]
Unexpected termination when reading curve results from a user defined variable.
[META-20815]

ACTRAN

The names of results when reading .op2 files is now according to ACTRAN instead
of NASTRAN format.
[65766, META-19379]

LS-DYNA

Unexpected termination when reading curve results from a user defined variable.
[META-20823]

NASTRAN

SETs which were also used for panel definition were not recognized.
[META-16313]
Curves from .pch file were not read if coupling info (DMIG) was present in the file.
[META-20295]
It was not possible to read include files which did not have a space between the
INCLUDE keyword and the filepath.
[META-20494]

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OpenFOAM

Known Problems Resolved

An issue that caused states to appear in wrong order when reading OpenFOAM
results is fixed. Also an issue causing duplicate states on Windows OS is fixed.
[52024, META-19782]

Optistruct

Fixed issues on merging deformation and scalar results for SOL103. The frequency
was not displayed for some results.
[META-20716]

UNV

When response nodes with same id and different names were present, too many
states were created.
[65468, META-19326]
In some cases, quad elements were read as trias.
[META-20013]

Handling Entities
Drawing

In some cases the solid elements appeared in front of their skin shell elements.
[META-19475]

Read Results
Geometry

The Read button might appear in a very low position when having many windows
docked as West tabs.
[META-20737]

Vector

Unexpected termination could occur when reading Normal Velocity > Generate 18
[META-20779]

Curves

Use per curve unique: plot option was not working for ASCII files.
[59682, 62683, META-18747, META-18061]
After starting a new session, custom Abscissa did not get updated. This could lead
to an unexpected termination.
[META-20803]
Follow node curves could not be plotted from Abaqus results through session
commands.
[META-20639]
Attribute Header Info:: Point Id was wrond when reading from .pch files. Always the
first one was shown.
[META-20899]

Annotations
On Curves

Annotations on curves did not point to the correct location in case curves were bars
with the x axis offset option enabled.
[64051, META-19007]

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ETA v17.0.0 Release Notes

Known Problems Resolved

Math Operations on Field Data


User Field
Functions

Assign zeros to no values at calculation option was not taken into account in some
cases and no value results were calculated instead of zeros.
[META-20721]

Strain Gauges

The coordinated of a center/direction point were not accepted even if typed.


[META-20805]

Managing Curve Data


Curves

When reading FRF function from UNV58 file, the denominator was missing from the
units in the Y axis and the units in X axis were always time. E.g Velocity in y axis
and Frequency[sec] in X axis instead of Velocity/Excitation Force and
Frequency[Hz] respectively.
[META-19729]
In some cases, phase part of mag-phase plot became invisible when applying dba
scale.
[META-20223]

Axes

Y axis range limits were not correct in case the y axis range type was set to dba,
dbb, dbc or dbd.
[META-20221]

Curve Functions
Crash Criteria

Enabling the option to create an annotation on crash criteria function, the recorded
session was including model dependent commands for annotations and it was not
possible to reuse it correctly with other models.
[57464, META-17497, META-19510]
Neck Injury Criterion was not calculated correctly if the unit system was not S.I.
[65784, META-19386]

NVH Calculators
Modal Response

When performing modal analysis for elemental results, those for line components
were all zero.
[62585, META-16317]
Vector results were plotted, instead of scalar ones, while generating states.
[META-20826]

FRF Assembly

Panel Participations were wrongly calculated.


[META-20828]

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ETA v17.0.0 Release Notes

Known Problems Resolved

Report
Spreadsheet
Editor

When applying an outside border to a spreadsheet through GUI, the inside borders
remained unchanged. However, when running the recorded session, the inside
borders were erased.
[META-20085]
Conditional formatting "Cell value is" rule was not correctly output to Excel file when
the rule was referring to string comparison.
[META-20937]

Report Composer

The position of connected lines was modified when the parent group was moved.
[META-20213]
Improvements on creating a textbox from annotation when dropping an image with
the Detach Annotation option enabled so that the textbox looks as close as possible
with the annotation.
[22666, 22675, 35968, META-8266, META-8269, META-12101, META-16743]
Copying slides with slides notes inside the Report Composer would results to an
error message when opening the saved .pptx file in Powerpoint.
[META-20909]

Project Files
Results

Results which were loaded twice but with different Read Options were not saved.
[60506, META-18273]

States

Order of states is now preserved in project files.


[55165, 65029, META-19217, META-19908, META-19863, META-16997]
States created by Linear Combination tool were missing.
[META-20032]

Annotations

Fixed cases of not reading annotation values from project files.


[META-20725]

Compression

Simplify Solids option was not working when Save Visible was enabled.
[65029, META-20063]

Cut Planes

Unexpected termination could occur when a plane with the LIC styles was present.
[META-20731]

Adaptive mesh

Models with adaptive mesh and planes or isufunctions were saved in corrupted
database. Unexpected termination could occur on reading
[META-20902, META-20907]

Map Results

Mapped results were not saved properly in project file.


[META-19985]

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ETA v17.0.0 Release Notes

Known Problems Resolved

File Export
Pamcrash

TETRA10 are now correctly written out when reading geometry from Pamcrash
input file or erfh5 file and then saving the model as Pamcrash file.
[64654, META-19129]

U3DPDF

Symmetric clones of the model (generated by rotation, offset, plane mirroring, cyclic
symmetry or periodic symmetry) are now exported in u3d and u3dpdf. A typical
example is the mirroring of CFD models, done for visualization purposes.
[60297, META-18217]
In some cases, exporting a U3DPDF file could lead to unexpected termination.
[META-20896]

User Toolbars
Toolbar Designer

Double quotes in toolbars tooltips were inserting errors in the session file.
[META-20696]
Using {} as an argument to opt var add <var_name> {} to create a variable
from a toolbar item was not working.
[META-20056]

Occupant Injury
Criteria

User Results could not be created from RADIOSS files.


[META-20886]

Automation
Session

In some cases the command for setting the dB reference value (read options
dbvalue) was not executed.
[META-20289]

Overlay

In some cases, Run ID was not considered in some processes in FRF tools.
(Fixed since v16.2.2)
[META-20499]

Script

Windows.Windows() function was switching the windows in GUI. Now it returns all
windows without doing so.
[META-19885]
Unexpected termination was occurring when trying to read *.pyc files. Python
compiled files produced by the py_compile module (or by python.exe m compileall)
are not supported.
[64604, META-19123]
annotations.ElementOfAnnotationPointer(),
annotations.NodeOfAnnotationPointer() and
annotations.BoundaryOfAnnotationPointer() did not return the corrent
entities.
[META-20673]

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ETA v17.0.0 Release Notes

Variables

Known Problems Resolved

Inherent variables CUR_SESSION_OVERLAY_RUN_ID and LAST_xxx were not


reset after File > New.
[META-20616]

Viewer
Documentation

When installing only the viewer as a standalone software, no documentation folder


was created in the installation directory.
[META-20732]

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